Heartbreak Poem

I wrote this poem when the love of my life told me we could never be. I spent weeks where I wouldn't sleep because of him.

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This poem expresses every emotion I'm feeling right now. We had 16 years together and a few on and off but the last were mainly all on until that Sunday night when he texted telling me that...

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I Don't Sleep Because Of You


Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011 with permission of the Author.

I don't go to sleep at night
because you haunt my dreams,
and waking up to find you're not here
is harder than it seems.
See, I'd rather stay awake at night
because one thing I know is true,
that without my dreams of us,
I'll never be with you.
So I don't close my eyes at night,
and I don't go to sleep,
because if I do,
I'd have to admit defeat.
So why don't you try living
where you can't face your dreams,
where every minute gets harder?
well, that's the way it feels,
and it's not that I can't sleep,
because that I can do,
but if I close my eyes at night
then I am with you,
and you may think that's what I want.
And to point you would be true,
but the reason I don't sleep at night
is all down to you.
I'd happily dream about you all day long
Because in my dreams you care.
It's the waking up without you
That I cannot bear.


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  • Chelsea Davis by Chelsea Davis
  • 1 year ago

This poem expresses every emotion I'm feeling right now. We had 16 years together and a few on and off but the last were mainly all on until that Sunday night when he texted telling me that he didn't love me anymore and didn't know if he ever did

  • Kacey by Kacey
  • 9 years ago

This poem expresses the emotions I feel perfectly. I'm going through a difficult break up at the moment and I find the most lonely part of the day is when I'm falling asleep. This is because for a second I forget about the breakup and imagine him there lying next to me as before. What follows is the depression of having to remember that he doesn't love me anymore and that he's probably never thinking about me so I should just fake a smile and move on. So all in all thank you for the truthful depiction of heart break.

  • Faizal by Faizal
  • 10 years ago

This is what I feel after she left me I was so devastated. I used to beg her to just stay and hurt me all the way she wanted, as long as she stayed. I used to tell her that I only wanted to be together with her. I didn't want to be happy, I only wanted to have her by my side
and after she left, I was always afraid to go to sleep. Was kind of happy yet very scared to dream of her, having her by my side but when I woke up she's no where to be found. A year has passed, and I am slowly learning to let my heart accept the fact that my brain already knew.

  • Michael by Michael, W. Virginia
  • 10 years ago

My wife of 8 ea. told me she didn't love me anymore and this poem reflects what I am going through. I don't sleep at night because she is in my dreams and we are together and happy then I wake up to NOTHING!

  • Casey by Casey
  • 10 years ago

This poem reminds me of my girl. She was the one. But I did something stupid. She won't forgive me, and I can never have her back. It is pain far worse than death.

  • Astrid by Astrid, Houston
  • 11 years ago

I didn't want anything with him in the beginning. It took him five months to finally get me to say yes.. And even then I didn't like him and I even treated him badly... But then this last summer I learned to love him. I fell deeply in love but when school started a couple months after he just broke up with me. He didn't feel anything for me. I cried and scream I suffered, idk what to do now it's horrible pain..

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